NAICU 2012 Annual Meeting to Address College Affordability, Federal Budget Outlook, Future of the Higher Education Model, Education Reform, and More

January 18, 2012

For Immediate Release

2012 NAICU Annual Meeting

Hundreds of private college and university presidents will meet with House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers; Senior White House Education Advisor Zakiya Smith; Education Analyst and Writer Diane Ravitch; Historian & Author Douglas Brinkley; United Technologies Corporation CEO Louis Chênevert; and other speakers to explore the challenges and opportunities facing higher education, America's college students, and the nation.


January 29 - February 1


Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

Among the Questions Addressed:

●  How might the current federal budget and the year ahead in Congress affect federal student aid and the nation?

●  How can colleges better control their costs and enhance affordability?

●  How are colleges rethinking the higher education model to survive and thrive in the "new normal"?

●  How will the next phrase of education reform affect higher education and the nation's students?

●  What is the role of American business in providing higher education opportunities for employees?

●  How has Obama's election changed the course of American history?

●  How can college presidents work most effectively with their boards and senior administration teams?

●  What are best practices for creating and implementing online programs?

Among the Speakers:

●  House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers

●  Senior White House Education Advisor Zakiya Smith

●  Education Analyst and Writer Diane Ravitch

●  Historian & Author Douglas Brinkley

●  Economists & Authors Robert Archibald & David Feldman, Why Does College Cost So Much?

●  NAICU Award Recipients United Technologies Corporation (represented by CEO Louis Chênevert) and Trinity Washington University President Patricia McGuire

●  Chronicle of Higher Education Editorial Director Jeff Selingo

●  The Presidents of: Hardin-Simmons University; Heritage University; Huntington University; Saint Leo University; Sewanee: The University of the South; Stevenson University; & Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities

●  Higher Education Leadership, Management and Marketing Experts from: Diversified Investment Advisors; GDA Integrated Services; The Learning House; Performa Higher Education; Seigenthaler Public Relations; SimpsonScarborough; SRP Consulting; & Stamats

Schedule of Events: (check back regularly for updates)

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Annual Meeting Twitter Hashtag: #naicu12

Media Contact:

Tony Pals
direct office: (202) 739-0474
cell: (202) 288-9333